My background as a writer (magazines, newspapers and novels) has had a profound effect on my sensibilities as an artist ...
My art tells stories of new worlds and experiences with vibrant, often saturated, color.
Layers of color affect a sense of depth -- nobody enjoys a flat story. And free-form shapes drive a sense of movement (no one likes a stagnant storyline, either).
Balance is important. A painting might dazzle with its complexity, but, in my mind, should resolve in a satisfying way. I’ve always been a sucker for happy endings.
For me, art is not too esoteric, it’s all about the beauty it celebrates and the feeling it inspires. I find joy in creating works that evoke a sense of movement and mood.